Birth injuries are catastrophic tragedies that impact the affected family for the rest of their lives. Many birth injuries cause brain conditions, limited mobility, and other issues that often require a lifetime of attentive care.
Strong legal representation is essential to ensure your child is cared for, and LawMD can provide the advocacy you need. Our birth injury law firm in Atlanta also has experience in medicine and can offer a knowledgeable perspective into your case. If your child or another loved one was injured during birth, contact us today to discuss your case.
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Birth injuries can result from negligence at any step of the labor and delivery process. Delivering a baby requires the attending physician’s and nurses’ complete dedication and focus throughout. Without this level of care, mistakes can be made, issues can go unaddressed, and injuries can result.
Birth injuries can be caused by:
- Medication errors
- Negligent aftercare
- Premature birth
- Birth trauma
- Prolonged labor
- Labor induction & pitocin errors
- Doctor carelessness and inexperience
- An absence of proper tools, equipment, and resources
In many cases, a negligent doctor is not solely responsible for causing a birth injury. A lack of oversight or guidance from their employer can contribute to malpractice, and often does. It is not uncommon for the hospital where an injured child was born or another greater healthcare organization as a whole to be held liable for negligence.
The negligence of other parties may have played a role in your child’s birth injury as well. It’s possible that a negligent pharmacist or the manufacturer of a defective drug or medical device can also be held liable. Our Atlanta birth injury legal team can investigate your case and hold all liable parties accountable.
There are many different types of injuries that can result from negligence in the delivery room. Birth injuries commonly impact the brain, and contribute to limitations in cognitive ability and mobility. Birth injuries can also cause trauma to the body. For example, the misuse of forceps or other tools can cause permanent damage to muscles and bones.
We can assist you with birth injury cases involving injuries such as:
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
- Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy
- Forceps/vacuum extractor injuries
- Traumatic birth injuries
- Placental abruption
The LawMD legal team is more than a group of attorneys. We are a team of physician-attorneys with experience in the legal industry and the medical field, and use our knowledge of both to help your family.
With each birth injury case we take on, we evaluate the facts of the incident to determine what the cause was and who is liable. With our medical experience, we have a perspective that most law firms do not and can use it to your advantage. We understand the care that is needed during the birthing process, and can easily identify negligence when injuries result. Contact us today to learn how we can help with your case.
Our lawyers are available to discuss your case at no cost to you. During your free consultation, we will evaluate the details of your case and determine potential strategies, as well as provide you with more information about our firm. Contact us today to learn how we can help your family recover compensation and ensure your child receives the care they need.
Send us a message or call (888) 695-2963 for a free consultation with our birth injury legal team members in Atlanta.